Seriously?

Ok, maybe it’s easier to write about Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged than actually read it, but I did a double-take when I got to this portion of a review of the movie version of the novel that came out yesterday:

What’s most compelling about “Atlas Shrugged” is how it brings an ideological perspective to the movies that’s all but absent in today’s Hollywood. It celebrates risk and reward and the entrepreneurs who make this country not only great but a place where dreams, as hokey as it sounds, can come true.

Oh, yeah. None of today’s movies celebrate the risk and reward for entrepreneurs. Never mind that Iron Man and Iron Man 2 celebrate a man who makes Hank Reardon look like a complete slacker. Or that one of the most successful movie series in recent memory is about a billionaire who could teach John Galt himself a thing or two about how to deal with an unresponsive government.

The fact is that Hollywood has always loved entrepreneurs and other risk-takers because they make for good drama and interesting storylines.

Then I saw the review was in The Washington Times and realized that making a philosophical point, however invalid, was more important to the reviewer than the truth.

In any case, I’m guessing that Kristen wouldn’t count this as reading the novel, would you?

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